Aramaic-Syriac origin, “Beit Kassin”, meaning “the village of the disappeared, the hidden”

Nestled in one of the most beautiful pine forests of the Middle-East, the village of Bkassine offers a breathtaking view of the lush nature of Wadi Jezzine. The village is characterized by the charm of its central square, small souk, red-tiled houses and charming streets.

Olive trees represent the most widespread agriculture in the village and ensure one of the best oil productions in the region. Every year in September, Bkassine is a festive village where visitors come to celebrate Saint Takla, in a church considered as one of the most beautiful churches in Lebanon. Bkassine is a village with an undeniable traditional character.

What to see?

  • Saint Takla church with its atypical architecture
  • Old stone bridges, water mills and oil presses
  • The houses with traditional architecture
  • Bkassine’s impressive pine forest
  • The beautiful panorama of the mountain of Niha and the valley of Wadi Jezzine
  • Several hiking trails in the pine forest
  • Saydet el-Najat church, built in 1855
  • Local culinary specialties: myrtle liqueur; Moudardara (lentils with rice and caramelized onions); Kebbet laqtine (pumpkin mixed with cracked wheat)
  • Mar Taqla summer festival held in September
  • visit nearby sites: Jezzine, Niha amd Qaitouleh